428 Main Library
Present: Scott Walter, acting chair, Tina Chrzastowski, Tony Hynes, Mary Laskowski, Lisa Romero, Beth Sandore, Scott Schwartz, Marek Sroka, Caroline Szylowicz, Tom Teper, David Ward, Greg Youngen; visitors - Cindy Kelly; recording - Kim Matherly
1. Library Marketing Grant (Schwartz)
The deadline for the Library's third round of Small Marketing Grant is January 6, 2010. All proposals will be reviewed by the SCMC by January 12th and the committee will announce the recipients of these mini grants no later than January 15th. The review committee will consist of three members from the committee (i.e., Pat Allen, Susan Duncan, and David Griffiths) and three previous recipients of these mini grants (i.e., Mary Burkee, Karen Hogenboom, and Dennis Sears). The purpose of these small grants is to help promote greater awareness of the Library among the various user groups within our community. The grant application form and descriptions of the projects that were funded in the first and second rounds can be found at http://www.library.uiuc.edu/ committee/strategic/charge.html. If you need further information about these grants or would like to discuss your proposed marketing project, please feel free to contact any member of the SCMC.
There is approximately $20,000 available.
2. GEO (Kelly)
The GEO went out on strike as of 8:00am today. So far the Library has seen little or no impact, although some instructors, who normally teach in buildings that are being picketed, brought their classes to UGL. There is another negotiation session tomorrow. The final issue is tuition waivers.
3. Budget Crisis (Laskowski)
Colleges must have a budget plan to the Provost by December 16. Right now we may have to give back 4.5% cash this year, and may see further permanent reductions in FY11. We have been asked to prepare scenarios for cuts of 7% ($1.5 million); 10% ($2.1 million), and 15% ($3.2 million). The faculty will have a budget meeting on November 23 to discuss what our priorities are and where we want to put our resources.